"Music is a primary expression of the essence of everything."
– Friedrich Nietzsche

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The Tokyo, Japan based 4 piece Instrumental Rock band MONO, originally formed in 1999. Their unique approach of blending orchestral arrangements and shoegaze guitar noise in their music has been held in extremely high regard; so much so, that the band’s musicianship can no longer be sustained by Rock music alone and was praised by British Musical Magazine NME as “This is music for the Gods”

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Behind the Shadow Drops

Behind the Shadow Drops is the new solo project from Takaakira ‘Taka’ Goto; guitarist and composer of Tokyo, Japan-based Instrumental musical group MONO. Formed in 2016, the project features Goto’s first attempt in his career combining elements of Ambient, Trip Hop and other minimal musical elements, creating a Soundtrack-like dark musical world to the listeners.

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Takaakira 'Taka' Goto

"Ode To Joy", Taka likes to say as Beethoven once did. His vision for his solo career and future compositions is ambitious, and he has plans to be involved in more cinematic arts from movies to TV shows.

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